People in Boston are being asked for their views on wind farms as part of a consultation on a new county council policy.
Lincolnshire County Council is trying to firm up a policy to put a halt towhat it refers to as the ‘unrestrained spread’ of turbines around the county, after making a decision to take a tougher stance on planning applications for them earlier in the year.
Members of the authority are now hoping to formalise this approachin considering future planning applications.
Coun Martin Hill, leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said:“Although supportive of alternative energy, we do question the efficiency of turbines and their impact on the county’s residents, landscapes and tourism industry.
“In June our executive members agreed a set of guidelines we hoped would be taken into consideration by local planning authorities and developers when deciding where to locate new developments.
“To give these more weight, we now want to turn our stance into an official council policy. However, it’s only right that we should first ask residents their opinion.”
The authority is asking people to fill in a questionnaire by visiting www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/windfarms or calling the customer service centre on 01522 782226.
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